Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is fast approaching. In the past GPDOTS has supported different take back day initiatives. When this became a national initiative and Partnership for Drug Free Canada started funding the Rx drug take back day the messaging seemed to change in a direction myself and other group members feel is misleading. Examples… Continue reading Do not let RX drug drop off day mislead you
In March 2011 I lost my younger brother Josh to an accidental overdose of hydromorphone. I started raising awareness regarding the prescription drug epidemic, more specifically opioids in my local community. This was the birth of Get Prescription Drugs off the Street (GPDOTS) and began my mission to bring awareness, education, and accountability to the… Continue reading The opioid epidemic – So you want to talk about personal responsibility?
CNN recently did a story about Dr. Lynn Webster and the investigations related to his patients. After watching the video, I am sure you will be a tad disturbed. What is even more disturbing is the fact that this same doctor developed the opioid risk tool which is in our Canadian opioid prescribing guidelines for… Continue reading Get the big pharma influence out of here please!
In the interview above you will hear Kevin Lynch explain to CBC Radio how the Nova Scotia RX Monitoring Program is referring cases to law enforcement , and getting their medical consultant to review prescribing trends that exceed recommended thresholds. Below are the statistics of how many times a year this is actually being done… Continue reading Prescription Monitoring Is Not The Silver Bullet
In March of 2011 I was asked by several Valley citizens to become involved with taking action on the prescription drug issue. There were parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers who had been impacted by the problem; one that had already claimed 14 lives in the Valley during 2010 alone. In addition it was destroying the… Continue reading Rx Drug Epidemic Needs Collective Action – Leo Glavine , Liberal Health Critic
March 19th 2011 was the day my life would change forever. I remember every millisecond of that day . You always think when you lose someone you love dearly you would feel the second that person has passed or you would sense something was horribly wrong . That didn’t happen to me. I woke up… Continue reading One Year After The Worst Day Of My Life …
Please take the time to view these great videos! Hal Rogers asks the FDA the tough questions that EVERYONE should be asking ! http://www.salem-news.com/articles/march112012/fda-oxy-holder-ms.php
In Canada we have the Canadian Guideline For The Safe And Effective Use Of Opioids For Chronic Non Cancer Pain. In November 2007, the National Opioid Use Guideline Group (NOUGG) formed under the umbrella of the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FMRAC) with support and/or representation from all provincial and territorial medical regulatory… Continue reading Purdue Pharma’s Hand Seems To Be In Everyones Pocket